In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organising a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.
Wood Badge is the advanced leadership and team-building training for adult leaders.
It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting and elsewhere
The program is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venture leaders as well as council and district leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century focuses on leadership, not outdoor skills.
The 21st Century Wood Badge course brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing.
The Wood Badge course is designed to represent a month in the life of a Scout unit, with participants entering as Cub Scouts, then bridging into Boy Scouting to form patrols for the remainder of the program. Selected staff members will interact with participants as a Venturing crew. Participants will take part in numerous presentations, discussions, and activities that explore and advance a wide range of leadership philosophies and tools. In addition to all the opportunities for learning at a Wood Badge course, participants will find a tremendous amount of fellowship, a keen sense of accomplishment, and plenty of fun. 21st Century Wood Badge should:
Date: May 19-25, 2019 (May 18-26, 2019 for non-UK participants)
Location: Gilwell Park, London, United Kingdom
Last application: Friday, March 1, 2019